In today’s rapidly changing and competitive market, procurement departments are under pressure to deliver value beyond cost savings. Companies are continuously looking for areas where they can improve the efficiency of their procurement process while making it more sustainable.
However, to achieve this, crucial decisions need to be made based on the right data and metrics; Tracking essential KPIs for procurement management is vital. While these metrics can vary from company to company, there are several fundamental procurement KPIs that should be considered, regardless of industry.
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The role of procurement relies on making decisions quickly.
The quality of his decisions is based on the quality of his data and this is where Smart contracts can have a decisive effect on procurement.
A Smart contract is executable code in a transactional environment, such as a blockchain which allows the simple streamlining of business services.
The procurement functions can widely benefit by adopting Smart contracts based on blockchain technology.
The inner characteristics of this technology, as speed, efficiency, transparency and immutability, offer exclusive benefits.
In this article we will examine how Smart contracts can affect procurement.
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Business requirements should inform every investment in new software and technological infrastructure. You don’t launch a new project, purchase a new piece of software, or develop a new process unless it’s in response to a core business need.
But understanding exactly what that need it can be a challenge in itself. It starts with learning how to align procurement with business requirements.
Taking the time to carefully identify, analyse, and document your core business requirements can lead to a smoother procurement process with an outcome that delivers measurable results.
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Evolving your procurement strategy with relational contracts can be used to increase contract standardization and visibility across the entire supply chain – ensuring contracts are managed appropriately to secure supply and value for the organization.
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Contractual onboarding and supplier qualification, especially when regulation and controls require human work, are often characterised by delays and frustration, as comprising numerous players and moving parts. The vendor completes an onboarding form that includes general and financial information. This stage might also involve the legal team, to ensure it from a legal, compliance, and security standpoint.
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Even though COP26‘s outcome was not perfect, it is clear that we all have a responsibility towards our planet. And now is the time to act.
Individual citizens aside, the first ones that are able to make an impact in this area are companies, especially the ones that depend on a global supply chain network (for example) or a large ecosystem of suppliers and partners.
A clear and effective strategy for ESG has become a “must-have” for businesses.
Let’s have a look at the benefits of implementing sustainable business, climate clauses and obtaining green credentials…
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The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging procurement teams to rethink the whole Supplier Qualification and Onboarding process, with active suppliers adjusting how they work, and new suppliers bypassing the qualification process for initial onboarding to keep operation flowing.
However, the Supplier Qualification Management (SQM) is essential to mitigate all the risks connected to the onboarding process, which can seriously affect your business. That’s why in this article we are going to define what is Supplier Qualification and why you need to implement right the qualification for initial onboarding.
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